Lab Efficiency

Microbiology laboratories are faced with considerable challenges: a lack of qualified technicians, increasing pressure to deliver more rapid results, and a steady increase in the volume of work. One of the key aims in our strategy is to provide microbiology labs with fully automated solutions to meet these challenges. Automation makes it possible to improve the care given to patients and enables significant gains in productivity and efficiency.

In addition to automating certain tasks, laboratories would like to significantly enhance their operational efficiency, make up for the growing shortage of specialized staff, and obtain the accreditation they need to operate. This can be accomplished by streamlining workflows while delivering faster and more standardized results and improving traceability of analyses.

Our offering is unique and the most complete on the market. It combines fully automated, modular and flexible diagnostic solutions of COPAN and bioMérieux. Its roll-out adds value to laboratory customers and is based on an audit of workflows using the LeanSigma® method – the most effective method to optimize organizational performance to date – and on MYLA® innovative middleware for the connection between instruments, for the management of microbiology laboratory workflows and for the centralization of the necessary information to interpret results.

Automation = standardization
Consistent, high-quality results are critical to a laboratory’s performance, yet the repetition of tasks may be a source of inconsistent results. Automation reduces the risk of misplaced samples, loss of data and interpretation errors.

Automation = speed
Full automation is essential to streamline laboratory workflows and to ensure more rapid and standardized results. System integration improves efficiency, increases production and reduces time to results.

Automation = controlling healthcare costs
Automation offsets the increasing lack of specialized personnel and thus contributes to the control of healthcare expenditures.

Automation = added value
When they are freed from performing tedious and repetitive tasks, biologists and technicians can turn their attention to implementing new technologies. They can also concentrate on high value-added tasks, such as interpreting results to be able to rapidly provide physicians with the crucial information they need to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment more quickly.


  • Automated staining of sample slides: PREVI® COLOR GRAM
  • Urinary screening (detection of bacteria and particles): UF-1000i
  • Blood culture: BACT/ALERT®
  • Identification of bacteria and automated antibiogram: VITEK® 2
  • Genotyping of microbial strains: DIVERSILAB®
  • VIDAS®
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